The University of Oklahoma is an accredited graduate institution
with a mission for social change, dedicated to high academic
standards and helping students make a difference in their
professions, organizations and communities.
The Department of Human Relations in the College of Arts and
Sciences at The University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications
for a Renewable Term Lecturer for its Clinical Mental Health
Counseling Weekend program, beginning mid-Fall 2021.
Our mission for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
program is to promote excellence in counseling through
evidence-based clinical training, democratic values, advocacy, and
social justice through the provision of clinical services. Of
particular interest at the Department of Human Relations are
candidates who are committed to making a difference in society
through social change. Responsibilities include teaching
masters-level counseling courses offered on the Norman Campus for
the Weekend Program.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling
program focuses on preparing students academically, professionally,
and personally to become skilled Mental Health counselors. The CMHC
program is seeking to hire a faculty member to teach and mentor
students in their role as mental health counselors. Duties will
also include advising students.
The new program aims to reach a wide student population across
the nation who are interested to in becoming Licensed Professional
Counselors through an exclusively online format. The targeted
online student population will be seeking a dynamic, rigorous
online master program to improve their careers and
The CMHC program is currently in the process of seeking
accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and
Related Educational Programs (CACREP), an independent accrediting
agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
that accredits counselor preparation master's degree
The teaching expectation is three (3) courses in the Fall and
Spring, and three (3) courses in the Summer semesters (3:3:3). All
courses will be taught in the online format through CANVAS. Travel
Requirements: Some travel could be required (minimally once per
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on
performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
Faculty members are required to have an adequate computer to handle
an electronic learning platform, keyboard, pointing device, and
computer monitor. All other tools are knowledge-based or
training-based through the University of Oklahoma. The Faculty
Member must be able to use Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS
Excel, and MS PowerPoint), zip software, and Adobe Acrobat and must
have reliable Internet access as well as alternate access in cases
where primary access becomes unavailable. The use of Canvas will be
required. Training is available through the University.
Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an
earned degree doctoral degree from an accredited institution or
recognized by a country's ministry of education in the discipline
being taught, and may be expected to be licensed or
license-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. Faculty
Members must maintain their licenses and any appropriate
certifications in order to continue to teach at OU. Faculty Members
are also expected to maintain current with research by reviewing
articles, journals, and presentations. If participating in
research, the Faculty Member may publish and acknowledge OU though
there is not an expectation of research with this hire.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Earned doctorate in Counseling or Counselor Education from a
CACREP accredited program at an accredited institution.
- Have related doctoral degrees and have been employed as
full-time faculty members in a counselor education program for a
minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013
- Doctoral student who will graduate from a CACREP accredited
program no later than December 2021
- Current state licensure as a mental health professional
- Minimum of three years of experience teaching and mentoring
master’s level students.
- Interest in establishing a community of mental health
- Ability to provide leadership and support in program
- Ability to assume a significant role in addressing student
questions and concerns about the program.
- Experience supervising students in their field training
- Commitment to the goals of diversity and social change.
- Ability to work with non-traditional students.
- Ability to participate in residencies, national faculty
meetings and other work-related travel.
- Earned doctorate from a CACREP accredited program or a seasoned
doctoral level faculty member who was previously certified as a
core CMHC faculty member OR Doctoral student in a CACREP program
with a graduation date no later than December 2021
- LPC License
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Good written skills
- Dedication to students’ success and high standards of
- Evidence of effective teaching skills and online
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues
- Teaching online experience at least 3 years – Preferred
- Member of a counseling organization.
Required Applicant Documents:
- Curriculum Vita
- Cover Letter Sample
- List of names and contact information of three references to
obtain letters of recommendation
- Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Sample Syllabus
Instruction to Apply:
Consideration of applications will begin immediately. The
position will remain open until filled.
Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio
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